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Alexander Goepfert

New RETT rules for share deals

Real Estate - Germany
Noerr LLP

The Ministers of Finance of the Federal States recently agreed on new real estate transfer tax (RETT) rules for share deals.

Christine Reilly

Proposed legislation, testimony and proposed rulemaking on robocalls

Telecoms - USA
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP

Robocalls are a hot topic in Washington DC, with new proposed legislation, testimony from the Federal Trade Commission regarding its efforts to combat the problem and a second further notice of proposed rulemaking from the Federal Communications Commission having all been released in the past few months.

William Peake

Grand Court dismisses multibillion-dollar fraud claims in one of largest Ponzi schemes in history

White Collar Crime - Cayman Islands
Harney Westwood & Riegels LLP

In a landmark ruling, the Grand Court emphatically dismissed a multibillion-dollar claim in a case involving allegations of fraud arising from one of the largest corporate collapses of the financial crisis.

Scott D Stein

Sixth Circuit's split decision highlights questions about pleading standard for materiality after Escobar

Healthcare & Life Sciences - USA
Sidley Austin LLP

The Sixth Circuit recently resurrected the relator's case in United States ex rel Prather v Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Inc.

Yoshikazu Sugino

Are differences in employment conditions of fixed-term and permanent employees reasonable?

Employment & Benefits - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Article 20 of the Labour Contract Act prohibits the imposition of unreasonable employment conditions on fixed-term employees in order to ensure their fair treatment.

Katja Helen Brecke

Extended rights for passengers of connecting flights outside EU territory

Aviation - Germany
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

A recent European Court of Justice decision presents a major change of case law in Germany with regard to the applicability of EU Regulation 261/2004 to connecting flights departing from an airport situated outside an EU member state.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey